AmCham France and the French-American Chamber of Commercce in the United States (FACC) have signed a Cooperation Agreement enabling the members of each organization to benefit from the other organization’s activities in the French-American business communities on each side of the Atlantic.
The FACC, which is headquartered in New York, and AmCham are each membership organizations composed of firms involved in French-American trade and investment. Under the Cooperation Agreement, the FACC and AmCham develop synergies in their various activities, which include seminars and other events as well as trade services, internships and overseas business promotion and representation.
During the July 2008 signing ceremony, Serge Bellanger, President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce noted that both the FACC and AmCham currently offer a full calendar of events and services for their members. "This agreement will now make it possible for members of each Chamber network to benefit from the broad range of activities offered by the other organization," Bellanger said. AmCham President, Jean-Claude Gruffat added that the Agreement "significantly expands the benefits that members of each organization can obtain, at the same time that it extends the overall impact of the two organizations’ efforts to expand the economic relationship between France and the United States."
The French-American Chamber of Commerce
Since its founding in 1896 (two years after AmCham France), the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) has become the most important private organization in the U.S. for promoting trade and investment between the France and the United States. The FACC has chapters in 18 cities across the U.S. The organization helps its nearly 4,000 members find important commercial, financial and legal information about doing business on both sides of the Atlantic in cooperation with government agencies and overseas partners. The French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York is a member of the Union des Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie Françaises a l'Etranger (UCIFFE) network, which encompasses 74 countries, 86 Chambers of Commerce, and 24,500 members worldwide.
French American Chamber of Commerce offices:
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